So Sad Today
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So Sad Today

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Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings, and which quickly gained a dedicated following. In SO SAD TODAY, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter, grappling with sex, death, love low self-esteem, addiction, and the drama of waiting for the universe to text you back. With insights as sharp as her humor, Broder explores--in prose that is both ballsy and beautiful, aggressively colloquial and achingly poetic--questions most of us are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone answer, in order to discover what it really means to be a person in this modern world.

Title:So Sad Today
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1455562726
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:203 pages

    So Sad Today Reviews

  • Natalie
    Jul 26, 2016

    This book started out with something that’s been on my mind for months now, and I was so relieved to see someone else share the same belief: “Bringing a child into the world without its consent se...

  • Thomas
    Feb 24, 2016

    I want to have actual sex with this book. I just love it so much. Melissa Broder elevates vulnerability to another level: she writes about her vomit fetish, getting high off of people, her anxiety and...

  • Kelli
    Apr 24, 2016

    I need to review this book so I can stop thinking about it. Initially I thought the author was very young but the more I read, the more I think she might be closer to my age. Maybe I'm old, a prude, a...

  • Brandon Forsyth
    Nov 24, 2015

    Vain. Self-absorbed. Vulgar. Poetic. Beautiful. Brave.I was supposed to read other things for work this weekend, but I couldn't stop thinking about (and then picking back up) this little book of essay...

  • Rose
    Jun 05, 2016

    Apparently I need to start a new shelf for 'fucking weird books'. "I had this weird intuition that if I could just make it to my Bat Mitzvah I could both prevent the Holocaust from happening again an...

  • Michael Seidlinger
    Mar 19, 2016

    "So Sad Today" is one big erudite tome packed full and brimming with so much insight, you could essentially cut it down, sentence-for-sentence, and use each as its own tweet and they'd all trend. Ever...

  • Kevin
    Sep 25, 2016

    This is a dazzling example of how to get DEEP into your personal muck while writing an essay in today's social media-saturated world. It's simply shocking at times how nakedly honest Broder is. A coup...

  • Wendy C. Ortiz
    Aug 23, 2015

    1000 stars. I love Melissa Broder's brain even if/when she doesn't. ...

  • Vincent Scarpa
    Sep 29, 2015

    I think I went into this book with sized-to-scale expectations. I'd read a collection of Broder's poetry—Meat Heart—and didn't really care for it, but I found her tweets from the So Sad Today acco...

  • Pucca
    Aug 01, 2016

    “I wake up scared and I'm scared all day. I'm scared of being scared. Scared of "losing it". Scared of not being able to function. Scared of being hospitalized. Scared that I am not okay. Scared of...